Understanding Syria

Hosted by Distinguished Research Professor of Anthropology Suad Joseph and Anthropology PhD candidate Tanzeen Doha.

In this reading group, we will discuss Syria, both past and contemporary. Over ten sessions, we will read the following books, and some selections:

- The Syrian Jihad, Lister
- Religion and State in Syria, Pierret
- Burning Country: Syrians in Revolution and War, Robin Yassin-Kassab and Leila al-Shami
- The Alawis of Syria: War, Faith, and Politics in the Levant, Michael Kerr and Craig Larkin
- The Battle for Syria: International Rivalry in the Middle East, Christopher Phillips
- Islamic Revivalism in Syria, Line Khatib
- Syria: The Fall of the House of Assad, David Lesch
- The New Lion of Damascus: Bashar al-Assad, David Lesch
- The Struggle for Arab Independence: Riad el-Solh and the Making of the Middle East, Patrick Seale


Open to all. To be held in Winter and/or Spring 2018. Meeting schedule and location TBD.

For more information, contact Tanzeen Doha.